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Report: £35m player wants to work with Benitez, amid rumours Everton are keen to sign him

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Kalidou Koulibaly wants to work with Rafael Benitez again, amid rumours that Everton are keen on him, the Telegraph say.

A reunion?

Everton have been linked with the Napoli central defender for some time now.

And it seems that Everton could make a move for him with Benitez now at the helm.

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The pair worked together at Napoli previously and formed what has been described as a ‘strong’ relationship.

That means that a move to Goodison Park could now appeal to Koulibaly.

Expensive deal

However, any switch could be difficult for Everton to fund, with the Senegal international still valued highly.

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Koulibaly is still said to be valued at £35 million (90 Minutes), which means that Everton would have to be prepared to spend a significant chunk of their summer budget to sign him.

Koulibaly certainly has the quality to be an excellent addition to the Toffees team.

He is strong aerially, but also possesses great pace and his aggressive style of defending is surely perfectly suited to the Premier League.

If Koulibaly was to join he would be in competition with the likes of Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina for a first-team place.

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